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Cake is so overrated. There. We’ve said it. Why have a cake cake when you could have a COOKIE cake?! Bake some giant cookies (whatever flavour you like), sandwich them with buttercream or rich chocolate ganache. Perfect for weddings on a budget, or any party really, this chocolate chip cookie cake is super distinctive and bound to amaze. We’ve gone for a mini version here – the number of desserts walking through our office is too much – but you can increase the recipe to make a tiered extravaganza.

 

Choc Chip Cookie Cake

Ingredients

Serving: one tall 6-inch cake.

240g unsalted butter

80g caster sugar

120g brown sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

300g plain flour

¾ tsp salt

¾ tsp baking powder

250g chocolate chips

300g unsalted butter

300g icing sugar mixture

1 tsp vanilla extract

Food colouring

Sprinkles, for decorating

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C Line 4 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Cream butter, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy, using either a stand mixer or hand-held beaters.
  3. Add eggs and beat on medium speed until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  5. Add dry mix to the butter mixture and combine on low speed until all flour has disappeared. You will need to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  6. Add chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  7. Divide the dough into 8 portions (each weighing approximately 170g). Roll each portion into a ball and flatten into a thick disk.
  8. Place 2 disks on each baking tray about 6cm apart (they will spread).
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
  10. To make the buttercream: Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla. If using a stand mixer, use the whisk attachment for super fluffy buttercream. Add colour and mix until fully combined.
  11. To assemble, place one cookie on a serving plate. Using a round tip, pipe dots covering the entire layer. Repeat with remaining layers.
  12. On the top, pipe a border of buttercream dots. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve.

 

 

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